FriendsGiving Wednesday

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21

Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane.

Info: When you are looking for something to do Wednesday night before the big Thanksgiving meal, Casey Jones Distillery comes to the rescue with Friendsgiving at the Distillery — An Evening with the Alonzo Pennington Band. The distillery will be open all day starting at 10 a.m. The food truck will start serving around 5 p.m. and then at 7 p.m. The Alonzo Pennington Band will perform.

Nov. 22

17th annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk

When:?8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day)

Where: Founders Square, downtown Hopkinsville

Info: Register at to buy a $20 long-sleeve T-shirt. The 5K is free to participate. For more information, call 270-887-4290.

Miracle on

34th Street

When: 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 22 (also Nov. 29 Dec. 6, 13 and 20; 8 p.m. Nov. 23, 24 and 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 13, 15 and 21; and 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22)

Where: on the mainstage of the Roxy Regional Theatre, 100 Franklin St., Clarksville

Info: Single mother Doris Walker doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. When their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works, Doris is not impressed. But when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts in Meredith Willson’s holiday classic based on the movie of the same name. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for youth 13 years old and younger. For more information, call 931-645-7699 or visit

Nov. 24

“Don’t Get Caught With Your Hand in the Cookie Jar”

When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Where: James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Center Drive

Info: Advance tickets are $15. For tickets, call 270-604-1241. This play is written and directed by the Rev. S. K. Osborne and presented by One Accord Productions. Devohn Sutton is featured as Uncle Jessie.

Christmas Market on the Square kick-off

When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Where: Dowtown Farmers Market

Info: Merchants will be selling Christmas merchandise.

Small Business


When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Where: Downtown Hopkinsville

Info: Shoppers are encouraged to patronize downtown businesses and restaurants.

Pennyroyal Arts Council Hoptown Hopfest

When: 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24

Where: Dowtown Hopkinsville

NOV. 30

Community Center tree lighting

When: Friday, Nov. 30

Where: Oak Grove Community Center

Info: Oak Grove Community Center’s first Christmas tree lighting is happening, the public is invited to attend.

Dec. 1

Christmas at

the Bend

When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center

Info: Admission is $5 per car, $10 per bus up to 15 passengers and $15 for vehicles accommodating 16 passengers and above. Military and first-responders families are free. The event will include refreshments, Christmas card crafts for nursing homes, visits from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, recycling crafts, how to feed birds in the winter and holiday safety information from firemen and police officers. Tickets are available at the center on Metcalfe Lane, steering committee members or at the gate the day of the event. For more information, call Charles Turner at 270-885-5600 or email

Craft and vendor fair

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Oak Grove Community Center, 1705 Thompsonville Lane

Info: Holiday craft and vendor fair. Come out and shop for the season. A large variety of vendors and crafters will be on hand, come support local entrepreneurs.

YMCA Christmas bazaar/cookies with Santa

When:  1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA gymnasium. Vendors can sign up for $5 plus tax for a space and $10 plus tax for a space and a table. The cookies with Santa event is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served and photos can be taken with Santa Claus. For more information, call YMCA Senior Program Director Joe Wilson at 270-887-5382 or email him at

Movies at the

Library: “The

Darkest Minds”

When: 2 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St. Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Info: Join us for a free movie and popcorn at the library. We will be showing “The Darkest Minds.” Movie Rating: PG-13. Movies at the Library is sponsored by United Southern Bank.

Christmas Bazaar

When: 9 a.m. Saturday Dec. 1

Where: Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive, Cadiz.

Info: Dozens of vendors with hundreds of craft/gift items from fabric to paper to metal to wood. Come and shop for everyone on your list, including yourself.

Dec. 4

Pennyrile Area

Community Band Christmas Concert

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4

Where: Performing Arts Center inside CCMS

Info: Some of your favorite Christmas tunes will be featured, a great night out for the family. Free admission. Donations will be accepted.

Holiday Happenings at the Library

When: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5

Where: the Robert F. Sink Memorial Library, 89 Screaming Eagle Blvd., Fort Campbell

Info: Event includes a special story time, face painting, crafts, refreshments and holiday caroling with the 101st Airborne Division Band. Open to all ages. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 270-798-5729.

Dec. 6

Christmas in

the Park

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6

Where: Pembroke

Info: The event will have Christmas carols, hot chocolate, cider and cookies. “The Christmas Story” will be read and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole.

Dec. 7

Senior center

Christmas dance

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

Where: PACS Christian County Senior Citizens Center

Info: Cost is $6 per person. Country Twang Band will be performing.

Dec. 8

Crofton Christmas parade

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

Where: Crofton

Info: Contact Crofton City Hall at 270-424-5111 for more information about participation.

Army-Navy Game Watch Party

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

Where: the Warrior Zone, 3910 Indiana Ave., Fort Campbell

Info: Watch the 119th Army-Navy Football Game on the big screens. March on is at 11 a.m. with kickoff at 2 p.m. Game specials include a bucket of ponies or soda and nachos for $10 and hotdog, fries and soda for $6. Door prizes will be awarded. Participants must be age 18 or older to enter Warrior Zone and age 21 or older to purchase and consume alcohol. For more information, call 270-461-0603.

DEC. 14

Cookies and milk with Santa

When: Friday, Dec. 14

Where: Oak Grove Community Center

Info: Contact the community center at 270-640-7575 for more information

Dec. 15

HCA Cross Country Christmas 5K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15

Where: Heritage Christian Academy

Info: Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee, which includes a T-shirt if registered by Nov. 29. To register, go to and search “Heritage Christian,” email, or pick up a form at HCA’s front office.

Movies at the

Library: “Christopher Robin”

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday Dec. 15

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St. Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Info: Join us for a free movie and popcorn at the library. We will be showing “Christopher Robin.” Movie Rating: PG. Movies at the Library is sponsored by United Southern Bank.

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